What are scars and stretchmarks?
When our skin goes through a rapid stretch or shrink we might be blessed with stretch marks. Our skin is quite stretchy but when it's over stretched the normal production of collagen is disrupted. As a result of this our skin might form stretch marks.
Even though they don't hurt, the appearance of the scars and stretch marks on your body might affect your mental health. The worries of how other people might look at you can lead to stress, anxiety and depression.
Stretch marks generally appear on your:
- Upper arms
- Lower back
Whereas scars happen when our skin is trying to heal itself after an injury. Usually when our second layer of the skin is damaged, our body forms collagen fibers to fix the damage, which results in a scar. Scars appear where the injury has occurred on our body.
How common are scars and stretch marks?
Scars and stretch marks are very common.
Nearly every person might get a scar through their lifetime, they may be caused from an injury, acne, surgical procedures, illness.. etc.
Stretch marks are more common to people who have gone through pregnancy, rapid weight loss, weight gain, puberty or weight training. Stretch marks can be pink, red, brown, black, silver or purple. They usually start off darker and fade over time.
How to help reduce them
Despite the fact that scars and stretch marks are permanent, with the right treatment they can be reduced. We recommend to use the Renewal: Scar and stretch mark oil
Our Renewal serum is 100% organic and handmade from fruit, tree and nut oils such as Fractionated coconut oil, Wildcrafted rosehip seed oil and Marula oil and has no other artificial ingredients.
Fractionated Coconut oil
Fractionated coconut oil has rich hydrating properties and high number of antioxidants, keeps the skin hydrated making it more elastic and less prone to stretch marks. Also it contains lauric acid which is easily absorbed deep into skin’s layers, helping boost collagen production.
The anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil helps reduce the healing time of stretch marks, it also reduces the itching.
Wildcrafted Rosehip seed oil
When it comes to nourishment and skin recovery Rosehip is a superb plant based oil.
Is rich in Vitamin A and contains a lot of beneficial fatty acids like linoleic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid.
Linoleic acid, also known as Vitamin F, helps fortify and protect skin barrier as it deeply hydrates your skin, and does not give you the feeling of excessive weight.
Palmitic acid is an antioxidant, providing free radical damage when it is absorbed into the skin. Oleic acid, also known as omega 9 of fatty acids, feels thick and rich, is very helpful for dry skin with the way it goes through the skin barrier to restore the lost moisture.
It is suggested that Rosehip seed oil benefits can help produce collagen while improving elasticity and firmness, making a damaged or ageing skin look more youthful.
Marula is a miraculous oil because it is high in important antioxidants ( such as vitamin C and E), essential fatty acids and amino acids. All these together protect, hydrate and strengthen your skin without feeling greasy since it is lightweight, clogging pores or even irritating skin.
There are a lot of benefits of Marula oil. One of them is to lighten the look of stretch marks. Regular appliance of the oil helps plump the skin, while its antioxidants, minerals and vitamins promote new cell growth to reduce stretch marks and scars.Conclusion
Stretch marks develop when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. They can appear in different parts of our body like stomach, hips, buttocks... etc. Whereas scars are made when our body tries to heal itself from an injury.
Even though they do not hurt physically they might have a negative effect on your mental health.
Despite the fact that they are permanent, they may be reduced with the right treatment. Our renewal serum has the best and rich ingredients to help treat scars and stretch marks, as it is handmade and 100% natural ingredients like Fractionated coconut oil, Wildcrafted rosehip seed oil and Marula oil.